February 5, 2015 Subject:
Great stuff here 1969
This Dark Star is very very good!
May 23, 2008 Subject:
Where is the bread?
Sure this is fine upgrade from the Kaplan file, but this set was a Pigpen sandwich. What happened to H2H and the epic Lovelight?
I'll still give it 5 bones, for the Dew and incredible Dark Star...
Uncle Kryss -
April 20, 2008 Subject:
As the Rage Mellows
I can feel the mist on this one, grate for getting back together after a long day on the Trail.
Feeling the Misty Seminole Wind on this one.
Thanks Phunk1.... Diggin the Phunk on such A great day.
The Anniversity of the American Revolution,
"A Shot That Was Heard Around The World", 1775
April 20, 2008 Subject:
Phenomenal Dew From '69
i just recently listened to this source, and amazing, far better sound than #12223, not a criticism, just an observation; the Morning Dew alone is worth the acquisition/listen, one of the best from the era ... give it a spin and be thankful so lovely a musical document has been saved from the ravages of time; nazdravi
At first, I just listened to the Dew over and over--it's that good. It has it all: crashing cymbals; thumping bass; 1969 umph!
Then, I got doing something and the rest of the concert played. WOW! At the moment, I am not listening to much 60's but this is really, really good. The St. Stephen has that edge to it. 11 has pounding bass sequence. Even the William Tell O. which, in my opinion, they should have skipped most of the time, rocks "...till it won't stretch no more."
Finally, if for no other reason, these songs are great because you can hear the individual instruments. (A lot of the '60's recordings remind of the fidelity my father enjoyed while listening to the local 5000-watt AM station emanating from his mono speaker in the dash of his '68 Plymouth Fury.) You can even hear them complaining to Bear about the monitors before Dew crashes in.
April 16, 2008 Subject:
Dark Star Report: Sweet!
I only had time to listen to the Dark Star, but here's my thoughts: pretty good! The second jam has some ideas that don't really bear fruit, but the first jam is very tasty in the patented '69 fuzzy fashion. After the first verse, the drummers do some amazing whooshing cymbal crashes going into the 2nd jam that are the high point of this version to me.
This soundboard, almost 40 years old, sounds amazing! Every instrument is present, and even the quietest moments are clear as a bell, low end is great too. The vocals are particularly present and juicy, and Garcia is in fine voice, not always a given in the early daze...
4.5 rounded up because of excellent sound.
your brain isn't all that it mashes..."